February 2012 Blog Posts

Getting Started Working Out

My first suggestion is that your Doctor gives you the ok to exercise without restrictions. Next you’d like to find something you enjoy doing.  If deep down inside you’re a runner and the plan is to do yoga every day, you might find it difficult to stick with it.  If you’re constantly on the go you may enjoy something like yoga or Pilates.  You get the idea, find a few things you like and then alternate between them.  That will keep your work outs fun and interesting while keeping your body in balance.  You would have to find a cardio...

New Forum Features

New Forum Features I am excited to talk about a few new features that were recently introduced to our message board.  I think they are fun and exciting and hope you will too.  The first feature is one that you can find as soon as you get to our message board.  Just scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see the most recent posts.  I loved this feature right away!  Just look at how easy it is to see who posted, to what topic and under which forum.  All you have to do is click on the topic...

Herbal Tummy Soothers

Herbal Tummy Soothers We all suffer from tummy troubles from time to time.  As you change the way you eat even if it’s for the better you might also notice a few digestive upsets.  It's natural and to be expected.  I've found a few great tricks to help. My number one pick is peppermint.  Did you know that even a mint candy (as long as there is real mint in it) will help settle an upset stomach?  Peppermint contains menthol which has a direct effect on the smooth muscle of your digestive tract. ...

Pizza Happens

Pizza Happens  I can't predict when or where, but I can guarantee the day is going to come when I decide I will be going off my diet and pizza will be my partner in crime.  It can be when company is over and I wasn't planning dinner or it can happen when my day runs late and I'm hungry.  Either way it’s going to happen and I’m going to enjoy every mouthful. After all how bad is pizza really?  Its bread covered in tomato sauce (which is really a vegetable when you think ...

Taking Back Control

Taking Back Control The in-between days are those days when there are no family events or holidays.  Those are the times when we have to make the most of our diet.  The days that I refer to as in-between days can cause a great deal of stress.  After all, there is pressure to follow our diet plans exactly as well as making up for those days when we know we’ll be cheating. This is probably why I’ve always been a yoyo dieter.  As soon as I get on a roll along comes another event.  Sometimes we have a few birthdays in one...

Valentine's Day and Staying on Plan

Celebrate St. Valentine's Day and Stick With Your Diet........ Can it be done?     Traditionally we send small tokens of affection along with a card to someone special in our life.  Nowhere did I read about decadent deserts and a bottle of champagne.  Yet, somewhere along the way those small tokens turned into chocolates, flowers and champagne.  Valentine's Day is about romance.  There is no denying that there is a direct correlation between food and romance.  Women have known for centuries that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  Men look sexy when they cook and there is no...

Bad Habits

Bad Habits   We all have them.  Some are of little consequence and others really affect our lives.  I think we can make small changes that will lead to bigger changes.  You just have to start somewhere.  Let’s take a realistic look at some of the more popular bad habits.   Eating in front of the TV. – I am sure that we’ve all done that a few times.  The real problem with eating in front of the TV is that we tend to pay more attention to the program, rather than the food on our...

Treadmills

Treadmills Treadmills have been one of my favorite pieces of gym equipment for years.   If you can walk you can work out!   All of the benefits of walking apply, plus you get the benefit of being able to walk consistently.  No need to check the weather report. You’re now walking on a cushioned surface which would reduce impact on your joints.  This is especially helpful if you’re a runner, your knees will thank you.   Treadmills offer a predictable walking surface.  No need to maneuver curbs, cracks and uneven concrete.   Most offer a handy place to keep your bottle of water, and...

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